WBC light heavyweight world champion, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson is determined to create a mighty thunderbolt impression against Sakio “Scorpion” Bika , at the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series in La Belle Province, on Saturday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. Stevenson says: ‘It’s good for boxing and for the city of Quebec to have attracted a general network like CBS. I know Bika and know full that he comes to try and take my titles. He was a champion and he’s a good fighter. You do not win a world title belt by accident. But I have prepared myself very well for this challenge.’ Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) appreciates that a tough customer like Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs), hasn’t come Quebec to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
And the Cameroon-born Australian has set himself exacting challenges. The Aussie fighter says: ‘To be a real fighter, you have to fight the best and that’s what I am. I will not say bad things against Adonis, but I don’t know if he can take the pressure. I come here to bring the belt home. I have fought all over the world. I’m not intimidated at all and I have no pressure. I think he tried to lessen the pressure with humor in the conference. The pressure is on him.’
Sébastien “Double Trouble” Demers knows a little something about the two fighters who will collide in the main event, Saturday. The former middleweight world title challenger sparred with Adonis Stevenson and Sakio Bika when he was still a boxer. And if he had to bet, he would put his money on “Superman” to defeat “The Scorpion” in a rough brawl.
The former 37-fight veteran says: ‘I favor Stevenson because he’s such a heavy hitter, with his explosiveness. I also think he gets better each and every time he steps into the ring.’ Demers regularly boxed with Stevenson at the Grant brothers gym, in Pointe-Claire. He was also a part of a Bika (32-6-3, 21 K.-O.) training camp in St Louis, in 2013.
He says: ‘Bika is a ferocious rival and he never quits. He also has a solid punch. He’s really tough, with an unorthodox style, which makes him unpredictable.’ Loto-Québec has established “Superman” as favourite with nearly seven to one odds. Although the margin seems rather high considering the tenacity of the Cameroonian who is an Australian resident, it is a point of view shared by “Double Trouble.”
The Quebecer concluded by saying: ‘If Bika is too aggressive early in the fight, the evening could be short. Otherwise, he could cause some trouble late in the fight. My prediction would be a victory for Stevenson around the sixth or seventh round.’